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The location of Mathews Cemetery









A visit to the Mathews Cemetery ...

The location of the Mathews Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Mathews Cemetery ...

The Mathews Cemetery is located in Rapides Parish.

The parish seat for Rapides Parish is located in Alexandria. Alexandria lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of the Mathews Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Mathews Cemetery

Lat:   31.0627°   (31° 3' 45")

Lon:   -92.4140°   (-92° 24' 50")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Mathews Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Mathews Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Rapides Parish.

Ballard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Carnal Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Duplissey Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Evangeline Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Mathews Cemetery

Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Lecompte Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Linzay Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Mathews Cemetery

Martin Springs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Meeker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southeast (SSE) of the Mathews Cemetery

Moore Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Evangeline Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Mathews Cemetery

Paul Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Mathews Cemetery

Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Mathews Cemetery

St. John Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Mathews Cemetery

Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery

Wilmer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Mathews Cemetery

Wise Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Mathews Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Mathews Cemetery.

Alexandria Junction   [Map]     Glenmora   [Map]    
Alexandria   [Map]     Hessmer   [Map]    
Anandale   [Map]     Kolin   [Map]    
Bayou Chicot   [Map]     Lecompte   [Map]    
Bunkie   [Map]     Longleaf   [Map]    
Center Point   [Map]     McNary   [Map]    
Cheneyville   [Map]     Milburn   [Map]    
Echo   [Map]     Pawnee   [Map]    
Effie   [Map]     Ruby   [Map]    
Egg Bend   [Map]     Saint Landry   [Map]    
Elmer   [Map]     Turkey Creek   [Map]    
Eola   [Map]     Woodworth   [Map]    
Forest Hill   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Mathews Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Rapides Parish.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Mathews Cemetery.

Alexandria   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of the Mathews Cemetery
 
Bunkie   [Map]
 - Located in Avoyelles Parish
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 
Glenmora   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 
Lecompte   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Mathews Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Rapides Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allen Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winn Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Rapides Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Rapides Parish
 

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Louisiana

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Mathews Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Mathews Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #551738   (Name of Record: Mathews Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Rapides
Lat: 31.0626891     Lon: -92.4140232   [Map]
Elev: 26         Map Name: Lecompte

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Mathews Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0627, Longitude: -92.4140     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mathews Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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